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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 3: Understanding Perspectives: Slavery—The People Could Fly

For Teachers 7th Standards
What makes stories powerful? That’s the question seventh-graders consider in a three-unit, eight-week module. Scholars analyze how Frederick Douglas, in his Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, uses figurative language and word...
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Sophomore English Short Story/Nonfiction Unit

For Students 10th
In these short story/nonfiction worksheets, 10th graders complete an entire packet on short stories and nonfiction text by answering several questions and charts as well as taking a final test. Students overall objective is to identify...
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The Metamorphosis

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
How can something be true even if it didn't happen? Invite your classes to investigate the truths found in the world of magical realism as they analyze short stories, poems, informational texts, video, and art from this genre.
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Analyzing Short Story Elements

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars analyze major elements of a short story and write short answers describing elements.
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Analysis of Character in a Short Story

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine a character from the short story, John Steinbeck's, "Flight." students respond to questions about the story and illustrate the character's journey.
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Writing with Technology - Publish a Story or Report

For Teachers 4th
Many schools allocate time for the computer lab each week; this lesson would be a great use of that time. Students complete a graphic organizer to decide what they'd most like to write about: a report, short story, fiction, non-fiction,...
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Narrative Nonfiction: In No Other Country

For Students 6th - 8th
Use this informational text to show your class narrative nonfiction and teach them a bit about politics and President Barack Obama. This resource is composed of a short text, two reader's response questions, three writer's response...
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Nonfiction History Stories

For Students 4th - 5th
Three different reading comprehension worksheets are all related to understanding informational or historic stories. Learners read the stories (non included) then answer ten short answer, ten multiple choice, and ten five 'w'...
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Genre Lesson: Autobiography

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Start kids thinking about point of view and autobiographies by telling them a short story about your morning (first person), and then asking a volunteer to re-tell the story to you (second person). There are tips to help you tie this...
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Ibis: A True Whale Story

For Teachers K - 2nd
Why do whales get caught in nets? Young learners read Ibis: A True Whale Story, and learn about a whale who gets caught in a fisherman’s net. Intended to be an independent reading activity, readers record why they think Ibis gets caught...
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Summarizing Biographical Nonfiction

For Teachers 4th
Learn about famous African Americans in this short lesson plan. First, learners read a nonfiction article, either in class or in the computer lab, then they fill out a graphic organizer involving the 5-Ws, and finally, they summarize...
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Analyzing Irony and Symbolism in a Short Story

For Teachers 9th
Complete a journal entry about something that is important and then read the story "The Gift of the Magi" by O'Henry. Your students take part in class discussion about the story to reinforce the roles that symbolism and irony played.
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Teaching Close Reading through Short Composition/Revision

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This activity may have writers evaluate short compositions, but their subjects are quite tall: great Americans. Pupils read one another's compositions and closely examine how specific phrases and diction contribute to shaping American...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 1

For Teachers 9th Standards
Word choice can drastically alter the tone of a piece of writing. Ninth graders read Karen Russell's short story "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" and use textual evidence to help them analyze the way that word choice affects...
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Reading Comprehension: Fiction and Nonfiction

For Students 1st - 3rd
This resource is made up of a series of reading passages with accompanying questions. On the first page, learners read the definitions of both fiction and non-fiction. They examine four short selections before writing either fiction or...
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Distinguishing the Author’s Purpose

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
A big step in the development of children's reading comprehension skills is the ability to differentiate between the topic of a piece of writing and its purpose. The third lesson in this series presents learners with collections of short...
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Fiction vs. Nonfiction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore fiction and nonfiction writing. They identify the elements of fiction in a short story and identify the criteria necessary in a nonfiction piece. Students distinguish the author's purpose in an expository text,...
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Teach21 Lesson Plan: Truth or Lie: Lesson 4

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine how the truth can be a lie. In this truth or lie lesson plan, 5th graders share stories about the consequences of a time when they told a lie. They play a game of "Balderdash." They work on a research project and...
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For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
To prepare for crafting their own memoir, class members examine poetry by Margaret Atwood, Billy Collins, Robert Hayden, and Claude McKay, stories by Richard Rodriquez and Willa Cather, and Barry Levinson's film Avalon. They examine how...
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Analyzing the Use of Irony in a Short Story

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine how literature connects to real-life and see how irony aids in the development of theme. They read Shirley Jackson's The Lottery, and discuss elements of foreshadowing and situational irony. Then learners will write...
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Comparing Fiction and Nonfiction

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders compare and contrast an informational article with a fictional story. They read the story "The Contest" as a class, and discuss the different types of literature genres. Next, they complete a vocabulary worksheet and a...
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Comparing Characters Across Two Short Stories

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders listen to a read aloud of two short stories focusing on literary devices. The write about the settings and realism of the stories, and decide each main character handles the conflict he faces with nature.
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Polar Bears

For Students 2nd - 3rd
What do you know about polar bears? Get your youngsters writing about these majestic animals with this short writing activity. They simply use the six words provided to create a short story about the picture provided. Review the words...
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Book Review

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Reflect on your reading with a book review form. After finishing a novel or short story, kids choose the correct genre and discuss their favorite part. They also decide which part they would change, and whether or not they would...

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